Parish Blog (Page 7)

Parish Blog (Page 7)

“Yes, music is a powerful creation”

As a liturgical musician I often get the chance to think about how music is such a great gift from God. Music has the ability to change the mood of a room. Bright majestic sounding pieces and uplift and inspire listeners. A dark haunting melodious spiritual can cause one to reflect on past events…

Enriching my faith during Lent

One of the three pillars of Lent is prayer. I’ve revised the Lenten custom to spur me to learn more about our faith. I’ve done that during the past few years is by reading about some aspect of our church. Here’s two books I’ve read during Lent and how they have enriched my faith: “Truly Our Sister, A Theology of Mary,” by Sister Elizabeth Johnson. I selected this…

Remember those who are alone or without food

Tied to Sunday, February 17, 2013 Gospel reading – Luke 4:1-13   “Over the past several months, our parish has had the opportunity work with Meals on Wheels delivering food to seniors in need. My reason for delivering meals is my grandmother. After my grandfather died, she was alone in another state and looked forward to the Meals on Wheels deliveries she would…

Embrace Your Ministry

Music is in my soul. Growing up, music was a staple in our home.  My father would wake us up every morning, serenading us with one of his many ‘favorite’ songs.  Mom was used to it.  My sister Sheryl would close her door.   Pat put the pillow over her head.  As for me, I would join him in song!   What great memories and what a great way to be introduced to singing, but by…

Winter Bible Study

An adult Bible study program is underway. Everyone is welcome to attend this interesting way to learn about God’s word. The course introduces participants to 12 themes present in the Bible and will reflect on its meaning in today’s world. The class meets Fridays, at noon to 2 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Material is $40, but don’t let that stop you.…